For Immediate Release
April 13, 2021
EMILYs List Places Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley “On Notice” for 2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, launched its opposition program, “On Notice,” for the 2022 election cycle. In addition to Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the initial list of targets also includes Republican Senators Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement on Senator Grassley:
“Throughout his 40 years in the Senate, Chuck Grassley has advanced his party’s extreme agenda at the expense of the people he was elected to serve. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Senator Grassley voted to deny Iowans urgently needed funds for vaccine distribution and school reopenings, long overdue support for small businesses, and $1400 relief checks for families. Senator Grassley’s repeated attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and undermine equal pay protections show just how damaging his agenda is for Iowan women. EMILYs List intends to replace him with a candidate who will always put Iowa families first.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.